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Prof. Rosina Cicero (Univ. Bari)

Thursday, December 10th, 2015
Prof. Rosina Cicero (Univ. Bari) - second from right - with her colleagues and collaborators Anna Gallone, Gabriella Guida and Immacolata Maida in Bari (2007), at the 14th ESPCR annual meeting she hosted and co-organized with Prof. Mauro Picardo

Prof. Rosina Cicero (Univ. Bari) - second from right - with her colleagues and collaborators Anna Gallone, Gabriella Guida and Immacolata Maida in Bari (2007), at the 14th ESPCR annual meeting she hosted and co-organized with Prof. Mauro Picardo

We are very sad to inform you of the passing today (December 10th, 2015) of professor Rosina Cicero. She was member of ESPCR for several years and she organized the 14th ESPCR meeting in Bari (Italy), in 2007. Regarding melanogenesis, she was mainly interested in extracutaneous melanogenesis in Amphibia. Professor of experimental biology in university of Catania, Bari and Foggia (Italy), she always had gentle manner and was an example of dedication to work for all of us. She was a Master of life for our group of experimental Biology of Bari.

Anna Gallone, Gabriella Guida, Immacolata Maida


I am very sorry to learn the sad news about passing of Professor Rosina Cicero. I have in good memory the 14th ESPCR meeting she organized in Bari and I will remember her kindness and friendliness. My deepest sympathy to the Bari Group.
Tadeusz (Tad) Sarna


I am deeply saddened by the news of Prof. Rosina Cicero passing. My thoughts are with her  family and colleagues in Bari.

She will not be forgotten.


ESPCR Supporting Member


I am very sorry to learn the passing of Prof. Rosina Cicero. Together with my colleagues from the University of Murcia, in Spain, the Bari group, led by Rosina Cicero, was always very close. I remember her and her team attending and enjoying the 12th ESPCR meeting I organized in 2006 in Barcelona and, thereafter, helping them to organize the meeting in Bari, from which I have very good memories too, and which provided all of us an excellent excuse to enjoy both science and culture in a beautiful city by the coast of Southern Italy. My most sincere condolences to her family, friends and colleages.

Lluis Montoliu, ESPCR Treasurer and webmaster


It is indeed a sad announcement . I had the pleasure to co organize the ESPCR meeting in Bari with Rosina and besides enjoying the organization I remember having many nice moments with Rosina.  She will dearly missed.

Mauro Picardo


I am very sad for the passing  of Rosina. She was a very nice person and professor and I appreciated so much the ESPCR meeting in Bari,  where I was involved. God bless her.

Silvia Moretti


It was very sad to learn of the passing of Rosina. I  had the opportunity to meet her on the occasion of the Reston IPPC, several ESPCR meetings and particularly the Bari meeting that was the occasion of a closer interaction. I appreciated  her enthusiasm and passion for research. I would like to express my condolence to her colleagues and collaborators in Bari.


Alessandra Napolitano

Thanks to all colleagues for the words of esteem and sincere friendship and simpaty towards Professor Cicero.
We thank you for the closeness that you have shown us.
Anna Gallone, Gabriella Guida and Immacolata Maida

ESPCR Meeting 2015: Register Now

Monday, August 10th, 2015
ESPCR Meeting 2015: Register Now

ESPCR Meeting 2015: Register Now

Dear colleagues,
We are rapidly approaching our ESPCR conference on September 15th-18th here in Edinburgh. There, you have a great opportunity to meet, to discuss and to present your work. This year’s meeting has a fantastic line up of speakers from around the world speaking on topics ranging from genetics of pigmentation to melanoma therapy via cell biology and developmental biology.  The list of speakers is here and the full programme is here.
Edinburgh is an exceptional city to visit and we have a great venue close to the centre, but on the edge of Holyrood Park, a huge area of almost wild land containing Arthur’s Seat, a 250m high volcanic plug.
You can register here, and thanks to those of you who have already registered. If you want to present a poster we still have spaces available, email after registration and we can send a link for your abstract submission.
I hope we will see you in September
Ian Jackson, President ESPCR
Liz Patton, ESPCR Board

18th ESPCR meeting: 9-12 September 2013, Lisbon, Portugal

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013
18th ESPCR meeting: 9-12 September 2013, Lisbon, Portugal

18th ESPCR meeting: 9-12 September 2013, Lisbon, Portugal

On behalf of the organizing committee of the ESPCR’2013 we would like to welcome you all. We put together a diverse programme that will touch on the most active areas of research in pigment cells and related diseases. Moreover, the programme includes sessions on the basic biology of pigment cells, as well as on clinical aspects and the cross-talk between Industry and Academia. We also invited distinguished researchers in the field as well as younger scientists that represent the future of the research in this field. The venue is the Medical School located in the historical centre of one of the most beautiful cities in the world, rich in history and traditions. We hope you enjoy what we prepared for you and we look forward to see you in Lisbon.

Miguel Seabra, Graça Raposo and Duarte Barral

ESPCR 2013 keynote speakers will include:

  • Meenhard Herlyn, Philadelphia, USA
  • Michael Marks, Philadelphia, USA

ESPCR2013 Fritz Anders Lecture by:

  • Miguel Godinho Ferreira, Lisbon, PT

ESPCR2013 meeting topics will include:

  • Developmental Biology of Pigment Cells
  • Melanocyte Stem Cells
  • Melanocyte and Melanoma Genomics
  • Molecular Regulation of Pigmentation
  • Melanosome Biogenesis and Transfer
  • Pigmentary Disorders
  • Eye Pigment Cells and Associated Diseases
  • Industrial-Academics Cross-talk in Pigment Cell Research

Here you can download the latest preliminary program for this ESPCR2013 meeting.

Visit the ESPCR2013 web site for registering your participation.

Important deadline: Early registration at reduced fees and submission of abstracts: 15 June 2013

ESPCR Travel/Registration Awards for student/junior ESPCR Members willing to attend the ESPCR-2012 meeting in Geneva (Switzerland) 11-13 Sep 2012

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012
17th ESPCR Meeting, Geneva, Switzerland, 11-13 September 2012

17th ESPCR Meeting, Geneva, Switzerland, 11-13 September 2012

The European Society for Pigment Cell Research (ESPCR) is most happy to announce the sponsorship of up to eight Travel/Registration Awards for student/junior scientists ESPCR members willing to attend the 17th ESPCR-2012 meeting, to be held in Geneva (Switzerland) on 11-13 September 2012. Deadline for submitting applications for these travel/registration awards is: 15 June 2012. This web page contains all information and instructions regarding the ESPCR Travel/Registration Awards. These ESPCR travel/registration awards will cover registration fee (150 euros, Student fee, paid directly from ESPCR to Meeting Organizer) and up to 225 Euros accommodation costs (reimbursed to the selected applicants upon presenting the corresponding invoice), usually sufficient for 2-nights standard accommodation in Geneva, following suggested hotels provided by the Geneva Tourist Office.